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Mywaternotcuttingoffsometime when i open my pipe used the water close the pipe the pump still runs i have to open a pipe and close it off and then the pump will cut off

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The pump needs to bring the pressure back up to a preset amount that your pressure switch is set at. It may take some time depending on how low the pressure went to when the water was running.

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Perhaps you need a new pressure switch .

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For this type of pump, there should be a priming plug or priming tee. Remove the plug (or tee) and pour water into the pump. Keep adding water until the pump and all of the piping to the well is full of water. If a priming plug or tee was also added on the suction side of the pump, open that section and fill all of the piping on the suction side with water. Replace the plugs/tees then open a faucet in the house. Start the pump. After 2-3 minutes, turn off the pump if no water has come through the unit. Add more water through the priming plug or tee (or multiple plugs and tees). Then repeat closing the priming ports and start the pump after opening a faucet. Once the pump is actually pumping water, turn off the open faucet. Wait for the pump to shut off once it reaches full pressure. Open one or two faucets to check that the pump is properly sensing the pressure changes and maintaining system water pressure.

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One of the most frustrating things in plumbing can be the priming of a jet well pump. Well jet water pumps are sometimes difficult to get working properly because it is very difficult to get all of the air out of the system and the pump. Well domestic water systems are great for those that need them but you need to know how to approach the air removal part.

Here are some things that will help you prime both deep well jet pumps and shallow well jet pumps.

  1. Always install a tee and a valve at a high point directly above the outlet of the pump. This will give you a place to pour water in and allow the air to get out easily.
  2. Always install a “throttling” valve on the “out” side of the pump. This will let you keep back pressure on the pump. This is especially needed for deep well applications.
  3. Install a switch close to the pump to make starting and stopping the pump easy.
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  5. Make sure that the suction pipe is at least as large as the intake fitting on the pump.
  6. Make sure that all fittings on the suction pipe are air tight

To prime the pump begin by filling the pump and suction pipe slowly with water, allowing the air to escape as you fill. This may take quite a bit of water depending on the size and length of the pipe.
When you can get no more water to go in the pipe, then close the valve on the fill and start the pump with the “out valve” closed or mostly closed. If the pump starts to go on and off rapidly, open the out valve just a bit more, till the pumps runs continuously.
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We begin at the suction line. I'll assume that you will be using this as a
pool pump since you have a filter. At the suction line, install a horizontal
or a vertical check valve along the suction pipe. Then the suction pipe
is connected to the bottom pipe adapter of the filter. The top pipe adapter of the filter shall be connected to the pump suction adapter. At the pump discharge adapter, install a GI Pipe Tee. At the bottom of the GI pipe tee, put a GI nipple going to the pump discharge adapter. Opposite it shall be the pipe plug to serve as the priming port. At the GI pipe cross, install a GI nipple about 6-inch long with a service **** to balance water flow. At the end of the service **** install another 6-inch GI nipple to attach a gate valve to control water flow. After the gate valve
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Note: Pump must be installed within 3 to 5 meters near the water source. You may install more than 5 meters but suction could be difficult for the pump.

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Open the plug at the tee that serves as the priming port, Fill this up with
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Just send your e-mail for further assistance. Thanks.

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